demonstrating dreary

the dog is in the third day of vigil

each day lying in isolation
in the sun
allowing enthusiasm
and demand
to rest within her
in a kind of long-term storage

at night
she makes a circuit of the empty bed
pauses to gaze at it
half accusingly
then drops with a sigh
to settle in for the night

there is no mourning
for she demonstrates clear anticipation
of return in due course
but the wait
is dreary


© Frank Prem, 2010

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